Today I stumbled onto this site and in particular the photograph of North Steet and George Street submitted by Bob Carden. I have lived on Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand since emigrating in 1966. I spent my youth from 1941 to 1966 at 49 Wellington Road, just around the corner from the photograph.
I recall this spot so well now. I lived with my mother and grandparents, surname Fears, until the terraced housing along the front was demolished and we all moved to Parker Court in Upper Portslade. There was a popular pub called ‘The Jolly Sailors’ one of several in the immediate area. Hoping to visit soon before it’s too late !